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How Long Can Sperm Survive In Salt Water
Minimal time: Rabies virus does not live outside of a living host. It's transmitted by the infected saliva from a bite going into the next victim. I would not be too worried about getting it from swimming. Major carrier in states is often bats. If you fished one out of the pool it's unlikely to have left the virus behind. ...Read more
Ask the surgeon: Surgeons have their own post-op instructions and may differ from my advice. ...Read more
24 hours after: You can gently rinse the area with warm salt water after meals and before bed time. ...Read more
Rinse: Rinsing often cause the blood clots to be lost, which then causes dry socket. So rinse with extreme caution. It is often better not to rinse at least until the blood clot forms nicely. This will take about 24-48 hours. If you are on a certain medication, this may take longer. Once you see the clotted blood, you may rinse, but please be careful not to spit much, and just let the water drain out. ...Read more
How long does it take a nostril piercing to heal entirely? Also, how soon Can I stop rinsing with salt water? (Piercing is a week old).
24 hours: No rinsing is done for the first 24 hours after the extractions are completed. Then the day after extractions, start the warm salt water rinses. Put a teaspoon of salt in a juice glass of warm water. Swish for 1-2 minutes and then spit out gently. Do this 3-4 times a day for a few days. These rinses help to soothe the sore gums and promote their healing at the extraction sites. ...Read more
1-2 days: You can and should resume brushing after 1 day but avoid any irritated areas and rinse with salt water. ...Read more
Would salt water mouthwash get absorbed in bloodstream & increases BP. How long to wait before washing salty taste in mouth to help effect on BP..
Don't worry: Used as directed by your Dentist will cause you no harm. ...Read more
Gum sore/slightly swollen from being poked by sharp piece of a chip. Using salt-water rinses & brushing gently. What else can I do? How long to heal?
My dry socket no longer hurts because the dentist treated it. I still rinse w/ salt water but when will my bone start to get tissue/granulatio over it?
Very soon: Unless you are are taking a bisphosphonate in which case your bone is not as healthy (osteonecrosis of the jaw). ...Read more
Is a homemade salt water wash effective for Blepharitis? The OTC eyelid cleansers are bit for pricey for long term daily use
Baby shampoo: You can use heat pack over the eye to open up oil gland pores, then use diluted baby shampoo to clean the eye lashes while the eyes are closed. Nutritionally, drink more fluid, eat omega 3 essential fatty acid (nuts, wild fish, flax seed, or chia seeds) and avoid junk food. ...Read more
It takes how long for lung to return to it's normal capacity after severe salt water inhalation syndrome that require ICU admission and MV?
Depends: Some people recover quickly, while others take much longer or do not fully recover. It's best to follow closely with the doctor and have periodic xray and lung function test. Hopefully within a month or two. ...Read more
After a tooth extraction, how long do I have to wait before I can stop rinsing my mouth with salt water?
Check with your dent: Check with your dentist. He or she knows your situation best. A simple phone call should give you the answer. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth extracted a week ago. Surgeon says I am healing very well and should continue the salt water rinses. How long do I keep doing the rinses?
Keep site clean: You want to keep surgical site free of food and debris until healed. Salt water okay as is mouth wash. NO SMOKING...As sites heal they will be less of a food trap. ...Read more
8 days post-op simple wisdom tooth extraction, healing nicely, stitches came out today, how long do I continue warm salt water rinses?
As long as it helps: But after 8 days of solid healing, I would say you're close to being done. ...Read more
Hi, I have removed tonsil stones using gargling salt water and a q tip and swelling has already reduced, how long for the throat discomforts to leave?
How long after wisdom tooth extraction can I gargle with normal mouth wash instead of salt water?
Sore throat and neck pain x 2 days. Now right ear is bothering me. Gargling salt water, taking tylenol (acetaminophen). How long do I wait before going to my doctor?
Over the counter dandruff shampoo will help in controlling dandruff.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
To a degree:
Rinsing and swishing with hot salt water be beneficial in relieving symptoms of an infection, but is usually not curative.
Usually, the source of the abscess (a bacterial infection) has to be eliminated. This can require a combination of antibiotics and maybe a surgical procedure. ...Read more
No such thing: Not sure there is any data to support the existence of a 'salt' allergy. ...Read more
Short term: Salt water mouthwash rinses are an excellent short term treatment when you have wounds in the mouth, for instance, when you’ve had teeth removed. Longer term, the salt water is acidic, so there would be a problem if you were to use it every day, it could erode the teeth, but is not necessarily abrasive to the teeth. It is the acidity of the salt water that could eat away and soften the enamel ...Read more
Simple Care: The real question-what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Tmj pain: Salt water gargling may help cleanse tonsils and throat tissues and thereby relieve tightness or pressure but if there is muscle imbalance and/or joint dysfunction, there would be no long term benefits. Consult with a dentist who understands function. ...Read more
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